Rev. Justin Snider

Associate Pastor

Justin grew up in Tuscola, IL, graduated from Greenville College in 2002, and married his wife Miriam later that year. Both Miriam and Justin graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2006 and have served United Methodist churches in downstate Illinois ever since. (Miriam is the lead pastor of Chatham UMC in nearby Chatham.) They have two children, a son named Sam and a daughter named Katie. Along with many regular pastoral duties at Springfield First, Justin works with our small group ministries. Justin is passionate about spiritual formation, prayer, teaching, mental and emotional health, laughter, and the equipping of lifelong disciples of Christ who are maturing in their faith. He enjoys running, hiking, reading, and travel. 

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